This is the easiest hoodie pattern and tutorial I could come up with. I have tried my best to simplify the method, but still, I believe it is for the intermediate to the advanced seamstress. As promised, we are going to slowly work our way into comfortable workout clothing. This is the first pattern on our “Sew Fit” storyboard.
Hoodies are super popular these days. They are very functional and can be worn not only as work-out wear but also on any trip to the store or just around the house.
This hoodie is a zippered and slightly fitted but is not supposed to be tight, so please pay attention to the finished garment measurements. It is meant to be worn with a tank top and sweatpants which we will be making later.
By far, the best fabric that you can use if you live in a cold place is a fleece like this one, but do not limit yourself to that option alone. There are many other possibilities. I have provided some additional suggestions below.
For my project, I am using jersey knit with this hoodie pattern because I live in the tropics and can't use fleece which would be way too hot. However, if you are mixing textiles for a hip look (which I encourage you to do) make sure you use the heavier fabric on the body and lighter fabric on the sleeves.
- cotton fleece (anti-pill) 60″ wide (1 1/4 to 1 3/4 yards)
- Jersey knit 60″ wide X 22″ (56cm) for pockets and hood and for contrast
- thread to match
- cotton tape 1/2″ (reinforced neck seam) 1/2 yard
- shoe lace, nylon or cotton cord 1 1/2 yards
- one (1) open ended zipper 22″, 23″ or 24″ long depending on the size you are making
- Jersey needle #80
- two (2) grommets
- grommet tool or pliers
- zipper foot
- one (1) bobby pin
- Serger or overlocker.
- hand sewing needle
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Printing your Hoodie Pattern
Before you print your hoodie pattern, there are three things you need to do:
- Wash, iron, and true the fabric. For a more extensive description of truing have a look at this article about Mistakes to Avoid When Cutting Fabric. You need a pre-shrunk fabric because this hoodie pattern is a semi-fitted pattern. If your fabric ravels, sew the edges with your serger before washing to prevent it from getting ruined in the washing machine and place it a large laundry bag. If it does not ravel, but just turn to one side after washing and drying. Your fabric is a candidate for the “raw edge look” and does not require a serger to neaten the seams. You can use a normal sewing machine to finish the entire hoodie.
- The second thing you need to do is to have a look at the finished measurements and print the size you want on landscape setting.
- Add the seam allowance to the pattern. If you are using a serger or overlocker use a 3/8″ seam allowance.
I will be showing you a way to sew the facing and the zipper jacket at the same time
Pattern pieces not included in the pattern
- Facing (trace and draw two (2)) from the pattern
- Hem Ribbing one (1)
- Wrists ribbing two (2)
Where to find the Hoodie Pattern download and further instructions
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